Spetses Ferry Routes & Schedules

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Important note: Schedules for the summer routes of some companies are officially announced around March.

In brief, there is no airport on Spetses, so the only way to get to the island is by taking the ferry. Ferries arrive at Dapia, the New Port of Spetses, which is located in the main town.
Note: The use of cars on the island is prohibited by law, so you cannot take your car with you.

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Spetses is an island in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, and it is an excellent choice for a short getaway, as it is only a couple of hours away from Athens. Dapia, the New Port of Spetses, is situated right next to the main town, and it receives direct connections from the port of Piraeus in Athens, from the Saronic islands of Hydra and Poros, as well as from the seaside towns of Porto Heli and Ermioni in the Peloponnese.
Vessels to Spetses also depart from the coastal village of Kosta in the eastern Peloponnese. Visitors can get to the village by car and park their vehicle in the designated area before embarking.

 

POPULAR ROUTES TO SPETSES

Spetses is easily accessible by ferry, and routes are available throughout the year. You can approach Spetses by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens and from the Saronic islands of Hydra and Poros. You can also embark for Spetses from the seaside towns of Porto Heli and Ermioni, as well as from the little village of Costa in the eastern Peloponnese. Direct routes from Aegina or from other islands of the Aegean Sea to Spetses are not available.

Important notice: Ferry schedules may vary each year. The itineraries for the summer season are announced by the companies in March. As soon as the schedules are officially announced, they automatically appear on our booking engine, so you will be able to proceed to your booking or check departure times and rates.

• From Athens

Most travelers depart for Spetses from Athens. Ferries leave from Piraeus, the main port of the Greek capital, which is situated only 12 km from the city center.

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  • How long is the trip?

The duration of the trip varies from a minimum of 1 hour and 50 minutes to a maximum of 3 hours and 10 minutes, depending on whether the boat stops at other islands before arriving at the port of Spetses or not. The route is served exclusively by high-speed ferries/catamarans.

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Piraeus costs between €50 and €54.

  • What ferries operate from Athens to Spetses?

Only high-speed/catamaran vessels run by Blue Star and Alpha Lines operate this route.
High-speed vessels are smaller in size, as well as faster than conventional ferries. There are no deck seats, so they only have numbered airplane seats. A snack bar where you can buy coffee or refreshments and snacks is also available. The high-speed vessels serving this route do not dispose of a garage, as cars are not allowed on the island of Spetses. Unfortunately, due to their small size, they are more easily affected by bad weather conditions, so there may be delays.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy), Air Seats (Business), Business Lounge*
*only on Alpha Lines vessels
Price range: €50 - €62
Timetable: There are 6-7 daily connections during the high season (May-September).

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  • From Piraeus
  • • 08:30 Blue Star (2h20min)
  • • 09:30 Alpha Lines (2h05min)
  • • 10:00 Blue Star (2h20min)
  • • 13:45 Blue Star (2h05min)
  • • 15:00 Alpha Lines (2h05min)
  • • 17:30 Blue Star (1h50min)
  • • 19:30 Blue Star (3h10min)
  • To Piraeus
  • • 06:10 Blue Star (3h10min)
  • • 11:00 Blue Star (2h20min)
  • • 11:45 Alpha Lines (2h35min)
  • • 12:30 Blue Star (2h)
  • • 16:00 Blue Star (2h15min)
  • • 17:15 Alpha Lines (1h55min)
  • • 20:10 Blue Star (1h50min)

• From Hydra

The island of Hydra, which is also located on the Saronic Gulf, is connected by ferry to Spetses.

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  • How long is the trip?

The trip lasts between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on whether there is a stop on another island before reaching Spetses.

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Hydra costs €16.

  • What ferries operate from Hydra to Spetses?

Only high-speed/catamaran vessels run by Blue Star and Alpha Lines operate this route.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy), Air Seats (Business), Business Lounge*
*only on Alpha Lines vessels
Price range: €16 - €30.50
Timetable: There are 6-7 daily connections during the high season (May to September).

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  • From Hydra
  • • 10:20 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 11:00 Alpha Lines (35min)
  • • 11:50 Blue Star (50min)
  • • 14:55 Blue Star (35min)
  • • 16:35 Alpha Lines (35min)
  • • 19:15 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 21:40 Blue Star (1h)
  • To Hydra
  • • 06:10 Blue Star (1h)
  • • 11:00 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 11:45 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 13:50 Alpha Lines (35min)
  • • 16:15 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 17:20 Alpha Lines (35min)
  • • 19:55 Blue Star (35min)

• From Poros

Poros is a charming little island on the Saronic Gulf and it is also well-connected to Spetses.

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  • How long is the trip?

The trip from Poros to Spetses lasts around 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Poros costs €23.

  • What ferries operate between Poros and Spetses?

Only high-speed/catamaran vessels run by Blue Star and Alpha Lines operate this route.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy), Air Seats (Business), Business Lounge*
*only on Alpha Lines vessels
Price range: €23 - €40
Timetable: There are 3-6 daily connections during the high season (May to September).

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  • From Poros
  • • 09:40 Blue Star (1h10min)
  • • 11:10 Blue Star (1h30min)
  • • 14:15 Blue Star (1h15min)
  • • 15:55 Alpha Lines (1h15min)
  • • 18:35 Blue Star (1h10min)
  • • 20:55 Blue Star (1h45min)
  • To Poros
  • • 06:10 Blue Star (1h45min)
  • • 11:00 Blue Star (1h10min)
  • • 11:45 Alpha Lines (1h15min)
  • • 13:50 Blue Star (1h40min)
  • • 16:15 Blue Star (1h15min)
  • • 19:55 Blue Star (1h10min)

• From Porto Heli

Located on the eastern side of the Peloponnese, Porto Heli is a small seaside town with a large port, and it is connected to Spetses on a daily basis.

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  • How long is the trip?

The trip from Porto Heli lasts 10 minutes..

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Porto Heli costs €8.50.

  • What ferries operate between Porto Heli and Hydra?

Only high-speed/catamaran vessels run by Blue Star operate this route.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy)
Price range: €8.50
Timetable: There are 2 daily connections between Porto Heli and Spetses during the high season (May to September).

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  • From Porto Heli
  • • 05:50 Blue Star (10min)
  • • 13:30 Blue Star (10min)
  • To Porto Heli
  • • 12:50 Blue Star (10min)
  • • 22:50 Blue Star (10min)

• From Ermioni

Ermioni is a small seaside town on the eastern coast of the Peloponnese, in the region of Argolis, and it is well-connected to Spetses.

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  • How long is the trip?

The trip from Ermioni lasts around 20 minutes.

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Ermioni costs €11.50.

  • What ferries operate between Porto Heli and Hydra?

Only high-speed/catamaran vessels run by Blue Star operate this route.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy), Air Seats (Business)
Price range: €11.50 - €19.00
Timetable: There are 2 daily connections between Ermioni and Spetses during the high season (May to September).

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  • From Ermioni
  • • 12:20 Blue Star (20min)
  • • 22:15 Blue Star (25min)
  • To Ermioni
  • • 06:10 Blue Star (25min)
  • • 13:50 Blue Star (20min)
 

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ISLAND HOPPING OPTIONS

Spetses is a great starting point for island-hopping to other Saronic islands. However, it is not possible to combine it with other islands of the Aegean Sea.

Hydra: The island of Hydra is an ideal destination when starting from Spetses. It is only 30 minutes away from Spetses and daily ferries connect the two islands. The companies that operate this route are Blue Star and Alpha Lines, and standard tickets cost no more than €16.
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Poros: The picturesque island of Poros is a favorite destination for short trips among Greeks and tourists alike. It is around 1 hour and 20 minutes from Spetses, and the two islands are connected by ferry on a daily basis. Ticket prices start at €23.
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TRAVEL TIPS

Here are some travel tips on organizing your trip to Spetses:

  • • A high-speed ferry from Piraeus to Spetses is the best option to reach your destination fast and at an affordable price.
  • • If you’re traveling to and from Spetses during the high season (May to mid-September), it is strongly recommended that you book your tickets in advance as soon as possible, since the route may get fully booked.
  • • Spetses is very close to Hydra and Poros, which allows you to seize the chance to island-hop to other islands of the Saronic Gulf.
  • • No cars are allowed on Spetses island, so it is not possible to take your vehicle with you.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where is the ferry port in Spetses?

The port where all ferries arrive is Dapia, which is also the main town of the island. Beautiful buildings painted in white and blue, and cobbled streets set the tone in Dapia. This port receives direct ferry connections from the port of Piraeus in Athens, the Saronic islands of Hydra and Poros, as well as from the coastal towns of Porto Heli and Ermioni in the Peloponnese. From Dapia, you can also catch a water taxi, which will help you reach remote spots around the island, such as Bekiris Cave, the secluded beach of Kouzounos, or Zogeria Beach.

  • How can I get from the port to the beaches?

Spetses boasts gorgeous beaches with crystal-clear emerald waters. The most beautiful ones are located on the western side of the island and can be reached by boat or by water taxi. The main beach of Dapia, located within easy walking distance from the port, is Agios Mamas, while other popular choices include Agioi Anargiri, Kaiki and Agia Marina.

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